Memory Box Spring and Easter cards…

Hi cardmakers and friends! Some Memory Box dies and Distress Ink Smooshing on my first card today. Have you done this technique yet? I’m sure I’ve described it on other posts and if you google, lots will come up.  It is so fun!  I used Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet on  watercolor paper.

I die cut the egg a couple times and glued it together with Tombow Mono Multi glue.  The sentiment is just one layer glued carefully to a piece of vellum. I used the Rectangle Basics die set for the layers.

I know the Nuvo drops are really fun but I still tend to reach for the Doodlebug Sprinkles/enamel dots.  I love the colors and sizes.  I’ll link to everything below.

Linking my card up to challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – use more than one die

CAS Watercolor Card Challenge – Spring

Uniko Challenge – Spring with optional Easter

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Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Layer it up

Next card…

I die cut the Gift Basket die from a kraft notecard and ran it back through the Big Shot with the tan mat and shims to get the embossed effect.  While it’s still in the die, turn it over and ink it through the holes in the die with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the ink blending tool!  Adds so much to a simple card.

The Petite Flower Bunch die fits perfectly in the basket. I used white Nuvo drops for the flower centers.

The light is weird on this photo but I liked it for some reason. lol  A sweet card IRL.  One to use for any occasion.

Linking my card up to challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – use more than one die

 

It’s been so fun to have you following me with this rash of blog posts! hehe  I promise I won’t always post like this! (I’m not done yet. lol)   I appreciate your view and comments so much and love to visit your blogs too!  Be sure to show me what you’re up to!  I love looking!  I call it research and development… hehe…it inspires my card making too!

Take care and have a wonderful rest of the day!

Links to what I used to make these two cards…

poppystamps Floral Stem, Tulisa and Ring Collage dies and Happy Easter Egg die…

Hi everyone…a big pop of color to brighten your day right off the bat! Two cards today.

I loved Shari’s video HERE. I just had to try her technique!

Coloring with Distress inks on Tim Holtz watercolor paper. The Rectangle Basics die set for the layer…

Emboss the Ring Collage die with your die cutting machine…

Add some super cute matte Doodlebug Sprinkles…link below.

Cindy from Starlitstudio gave me this tip and I love using it. You know how it is with adhesives…it takes a half a dozen to make a card! lol I have different mounting options for different reasons.  On a narrow frame like this, I love using Cindy’s mounting technique.

Take a piece of craft foam and put scor-tape on both sides. Then you can cut strips whatever size you need!  First I cut them ahead but now, I just cut strips with a scissors in the moment to what size I need right then.  Love it!

Cindy has White craft foam 3mm HERE, Black craft foam 3mm HERE and Scor-tape HERE. I use the 2 ½ inch size for this.  I love scor-tape, well right after Tombow Mono Multi and ATG. lol  Oh and 3L mounting squares.  See…takes a lot of adhesives! lol  You can also use the 2mm fun foam from the chain stores.

Linking my Floral Stem card to challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Layer It UP

CAS Watercolor Card Challenge – Spring

The Card Concept – Rich Texture (Clean and Layered)

Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge – Anything Goes

The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge – Add Dimension

Next card…more Distress Ink coloring..

Here I die cut the Tulisa Collage die in a white card-stock panel that I die cut with the Rectangle Basics die.  I love that the largest rectangle in this set is A2 size! This panel is mounted to the card base with mounting foam strips.

I die cut the Happy Easter Egg die and the grass die from white card-stock. I like to leave or put the die cut back in the waste to do the coloring/inking.  Helps it stay in shape and prevents bending too. I inked the words and the grass with Distress inks and the mini ink blending tools.

I glued the sentiment, grass and a few clean sequins to the card front with Tombow Mono Multi glue.

Linking to some challenges…

Scrapy Land Challenge – Favorite Holiday (poppystamps)

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers March Die Challenge – Anything Goes with Dies

AAA Cards Challenge – CAS Game #86 Diecuts

It’s Spring my cards proclaim! Nice one day, dreary the next! lol Glad for cheery cards!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Holler if you have any questions!

Here’s what I used to make these cards…

poppystamps Dogwood Frames and more…

Happy first day of Spring to you! It’s been lovely here in Iowa… well if you ignore the stormy and cold days! lol

My first card today is really fun, simple, whimsical and graphic in a very CAS kind of way! I actually got my Tiny Attacher to cooperate and work right! yay! Usually it smashes out all kooky and flat. I guess the trick is only going through one layer! hehe

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Layer it up

Happy Little Stampers March Die challenge – Anything Goes with Dies

Time Out Challenges – CASE

AAA Cards Challenge – Diecuts


2nd card … bring in some color!

Thank you, don’t mind if I do!  I like pink and green with kraft too! lol  White lines drawn in with a signo gel pen…happy with it!

Linking to some challenges…

The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Bit O’ Green

 

Links below to the products I used…

Thanks so much for stopping by and one of these days I won’t have so much to post! ‘preciate you looking and your comments so much!

Memory Box Pot of Gold, Best of Luck…

The cards I’m going to be showing you the next couple weeks, I made two and three weeks ago…I’m not sure I’m going to be able to remember all the details. Warning… hehe

I’m sure this is a Distress Ink watercolor background.  I was stuck on Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio for awhile so I hope this is right.  I used a Memory Box stencil for the little dots coming out of the Pot of Gold.

To get the perfect A-2 size rectangle panel, I used the new Memory Box Rectangle Basics die set.  I LOVE this set…so many rectangles.  I use it on almost every card! Love it!  Die cut and adhere it to the card-base.

I simply die cut the pot in silver metallic card-stock and the coins in gold metallic card-stock.  Watercolor paper for the background.  The die cut sentiment is from Memory Box and glued to a strip of black card-stock.

I hope I can make some more backgrounds like this!  Now that I’m seeing it again, I like it!

I’ll link to the products I used below. Just thought of something…wouldn’t it be fun to add a ‘c’ to the luck and have “best of cluck” with some hens! YES it would! haha

Linking to some challenges…

Color Throwdown – color challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Bit o’ Green

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge – off the edge

Happy Little Stampers March Anything Goes with Dies

Happy Little Stampers March Watercolor Challenge

Inspirational Challenges – Watercolor

Scrapyland Challenge – Favorite Holiday

Thanks for stopping by!

Products I used for this card…

Memory Box Sending Love card and sale…

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Hi everyone!  Sharing another valentine today… I love this stripe look and I think this card could easy be masculine too!

I used the new Memory Box Sending Love and Heart Wire dies and Memory Box notecards. HERE are the notecard colors Cindy/SLS has in stock right now…

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I used Licorice, Cranberry (SLS has Cranberry) and Pool notecards for my card today and they are available at Birchpressdesign.com. Arrow through the colors to find the ones you want.

A few Doodlebug Sprinkles on the Heart Stream die cut.

This could easy be a shaker again but I like it like this too!  hehe

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I wanted to let you know there’s an awesome sale going on at Scrapbook.com too!  I just saw Concord and 9th!  I gotta go shop! That Hello Lovely stamp set is calling my name! lol

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Linking up to challenges…

House of Cards challenge – Love theme and/or colors

AAA Clean and Simple challenge – Love theme and CAS

The Paper Players challenge – Will you be my Valentine?

Kara’s 300 Weeks of  Inspiration Challenge – my pick is Julia from week #224 (read all bout it at the link for the challenge)

Scrapyland Challenge – Anything Goes (I used Memory Box)

Thanks for stopping by!  We did get snow in case you were wondering! hehe  It’s so pretty and bright!  I was able to take pictures yesterday and they came out good!  yay for light!

ttul!